Learning All About Calligraphy Club
By Shauna Sandhu December 19, 2022
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The students at Centerville High School have been quite creative in the past few years when it came to starting new clubs. For instance, Calligraphy Club was founded 4 years ago. It strives to celebrate and teach the art of calligraphy through numerous services projects and activities.
At their November meeting, officer Chloe Bowman talked about her experience with the club, who runs the club along with Shauna Sandhu, Isabelle George, Emily Muriithi, and Chanel Chan. Chloe joined the club back in 2019 because of her interest in artistic clubs, her pursuit of digital design/advertising, and her friendship with the founders.
When asked about her favorite aspects Chloe mentioned how welcoming and enjoyable the atmosphere during the meetings as there’s always laughter and good conversations going on. They ensure the setting is relaxing but fun with chill background music so everyone who comes seems to truly enjoy themselves. Emily, one of the other officers, added, “I love it when familiar faces return as well as new ones because you get to see them grow, I think everyone should join.” There’s always a good variety of people as some want to work on their skills but it’s open to anyone who wants to have a good time Another officer, Isabelle mentions, “You don’t need to be extremely artistic to join and have fun.”
At the last meeting, the members got the opportunity to paint with watercolors and letter a quote on top. The pieces were donated to the art auction where they’ll be bidded on and anyone who donated earned service hours. Other projects they’ve done in past years include making certificates for the park district scavenger hunt, cards for local medical hospitals, positivity chains for dentists, collaboration meetings with Poetry Club, and helping make tags for the Creative Ties Valentines sales.
Chloe also mentioned how the officers bring their personal pen sets for members to use, which is why they want to raise money for a club set. Along with the $5 club fee, they’re about to start doing commissions which will include handmade bookmarks, posters, and a variety of cards geared towards teachers and students. Check out their Instagram: @centerville.calligraphy for updates on commissions and meetings. They’d love to have new people come to meetings which occur monthly each Friday in C120.